Out of over 40,000 world records that the Guinness World Records currently registers, many are truly admirable and inspirational for others. However, some world records have been set in such weird disciplines that it will make you wonder about the record holders’ sanity. To show you some of the most bizarre world records ever set, we compiled this post with 25 Bizarre World Records You Shouldn’t Try to Beat.
Most toilet seats broken by the head in one minute
American Kevin Shelley managed to break an incredible 46 toilet seats with his head in 1 minute. This odd record was set in Germany in 2007. Concussion, anyone?
Most straws stuffed in the mouth (with hands)
The most straws stuffed in the mouth and holding them with the hands is 496. This strange record was achieved by Guinness Rishi in Mumbai in 2011. He managed to hold them there for 10 seconds. To achieve this crazy feat, Rishi had all his teeth removed.
Heaviest weight lifted with the eye socket
The heaviest weight lifted with the eye socket is 16.2 kg (35.71 lb)!! This achievement was unlocked by Manjit Singh in Leicester, UK, in 2013. We’re not even sure where or how you would begin to train for this!
Being covered with the heaviest mantle of bees
In 2016, fearless Chinese man Ruan Liangming had himself covered with a giant mantle of bees that weighed a daunting 63.7 kg (140 lb 6.95 oz) and consisted of approximately 637,000 individual insects.
Most people crammed in car
In 2015, a total of 41 people (students from the Siberian Federal University) managed to squeeze in a Toyota Rav4 in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
Crushing three watermelons with the thighs in the fastest time
In 2015, Olga Liaschuk from Kiev, Ukraine, became a Guinness world record holder for crushing three watermelons with her thighs in just 14 seconds.
Paul “The Burper King” Hunn from the UK unleashed a burp of 109.9 dB in 2009 and has held the Guinness World Records title for the loudest burp ever since. The record-breaking burp was louder than a large orchestra.
Farthest milk squirting distance
In one of the craziest world records ever set, Turkish man Ilker Yilmaz squirted milk from his eye at a distance of 279.5 cm (9 ft 2 in) in 2004. Yilmaz sucked the milk through his nose before squirting it from his eye.
Most cockroaches eaten in one minute
In 2001, a retired rat-catcher and part-time entertainer, Ken Edwards from the UK ate 36 cockroaches in one minute.
Largest object removed from human skull
Here is a record no one should try to beat! In 1998, American Michael Hill was stabbed in the head with a large knife and left for dead; however, he survived and had the 20 cm (8 in) long survival knife removed from the skull.
Most feet and armpits sniffed
As a lab worker, Madeline Albrecht is holder of one of the most disgusting world records. During her 15 year employment at Hill Top Research Laboratories in Cincinatti, Ohio, she sniffed approximately 5,600 feet and an indeterminate number of armpits.
Most apples crushed with the bicep in one minute
If crushing watermelons with thighs was not weird enough for you, you can try crushing apples with your biceps. The current world record is 14 apples crushed in one minute, achieved by Australian Drew Mitchell in 2016.
Farthest eyeball pop
Kim Goodman from the US can pop her eyeballs to an incredible protrusion of 12 mm (0.47 in) beyond her eye sockets. Her eyes were measured in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2007.
Longest time survived trapped underground
The longest time survived trapped underground is 69 days. The record was set by 32 Chilean and 1 Bolivian who were trapped 688 m (2,257 ft) below the surface after the collapse of the San Jose copper-gold mine in Chile in 2010.
Most snails on face
In 2007, an 11-year-old boy, Fin Kehler, had 43 snails put on his face for a total of 10 seconds, breaking the previous world record of 36.
Oldest wing walker
In 2013, at an incredible age of 93 years and 100 days, Thomas Lackey from the UK completed a journey on the wings of an airplane flying from Scotland to Northern Ireland.
Hardest kick to the groin
One of the most painful world records ever set, the hardest kick to the groin was delivered by American MMA fighter Justice Smith and weathered by combat expert Roy Kirby. The kick had a speed of 35.4 km (22 mph) and force of 500 kg (1,100 lb).
The smallest waist belongs to American Cathie Jung, who has a corseted waist measuring 38.1 cm (15 in). Un-corseted, it measures 53.34 cm (21 in). Since 1983, she has worn a corset 23 hours a day, only removing it for her daily shower. (Photo used with permission from Cathie Jung.)
Largest scorpion held in the mouth
In 2000, American Dean Sheldon was able to hold a huge live scorpion measuring 17.78cm (7in) in his mouth for 18 seconds.
Most cosmetic procedures
Since 1988, Cindy Jackson from the US has undergone 47 cosmetic procedures, including 9 full-scale surgical operations. These have included 3 full facelifts; 2 nose operations; 2 eye lifts; liposuction; knees, waist, abdomen, thigh, and jawline surgery; lip and cheek implants; chemical peels; chin bone reduction; and semi-permanent make-up.
The longest metal coil passed through the nose and out of the mouth
The longest metal coil passed through the nose and out of the mouth measured 3.63 m (11 ft 10.91 in) and was achieved by American show performer Andrew Stanton in Rome, Italy in 2012.
Some people eat very bizarre things but nobody will ever beat Frenchman Michel Lolito. During his lifetime, Lolito ate 18 bicycles, 15 supermarket trolleys, 7 TV sets, 6 chandeliers, 2 beds, a pair of skis, a low-calorie Cessna light aircraft, and a computer.
Most maggots moved by the mouth in one hour
Charlie Bell smashed the world record for this disgusting discipline by carrying 0.19 sq m (2 sq ft) of live maggots in one hour from one container to another using only his mouth.
Longest attack of hiccups
American Charles Osborne started hiccupping in 1922 while attempting to weigh a hog before slaughtering it. He was unable to find a cure and continued hiccupping until February 1990, a total of 68 years.
Most flesh tunnels on face
German Joel Miggler has 11 facial flesh holes fitted with expanders. He has the flesh tunnels all over his face including nose and lips; however, the biggest ones (currently measuring 34 mm or 1.34 in) are in both of his cheeks.
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